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Jose Mourinho has revealed what he whispered into Pep Guardiola’s ear during Inter vs Barcelona

metro: Jose Mourinho has finally revealed what he whispered to Pep Guardiola after Thiago Motta had been sent off in Inter Milan’s famous Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona.

The two managerial powerhouses faced off at the peak of their powers back in 2010, with Barca’s incredible team looking to become the first side to retain the Champions League. But they were stunned by Inter in the first leg at San Siro, losing 3-1 with Wesley Sneijder and Diego Milito in sensational form, and Mourinho served up arguably the greatest defensive masterclass of his career in the return leg at Camp Nou.

Although Gerard Pique scored late on, the Italian side kept a rampant Barca side at bay for the majority of the match despite having to play with 10 men after Thiago Motta was sent off inside the first half-hour.

Sergio Busquets rather conned the referee into showing a red, famously peering out from behind his hands as he rolled around on the floor, with Mourinho seething with the decision. One of the many iconic images from that classic match saw Mourinho approach Guardiola on the touchline seconds after the dismissal as he gave tactical advice to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, listening in to the conversation before whispering something in his ear.

The self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ has now revealed what he told his managerial adversary in that exchange, claiming the Barca dugout reacted as though they had already won the game. In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta a decade on from that famous night in Catalonia, Mourinho said: ‘In the stands you have time to experience the drama, at the limit you can pray, but on the field you have to find solutions.

‘I said it was the most wonderful defeat of my career: we didn’t lose 1-0 but we won 3-2 in epic conditions. ‘When Busquets fell I was diagonally between our bench, theirs and the point where Thiago Motta was sent off. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the Barcelona bench celebrating as if they had already won. ‘Guardiola called Ibra to talk tactics – tactics in 11 against 10! I just told him: “Don’t start the party yet, this game is not over.”’

Guardiola was rather critical of Inter’s approach to the match afterwards, with Mourinho parking his proverbial bus for 90 minutes, though he says he would have been more attacking – just as they were in the first leg – but for a last-minute injury. He added: ‘We earned the right to play against them how we wanted. Also, if [Goran] Pandev had not been injured in the warm-up, we would have played with him, Sneijder, Eto’o and Milito.’

Source: Published by metro

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Abdulwahab Shayau
Abdulwahab Shayau
12 days ago

This rivalry will not end anytime soon

Alex winters
Alex winters
12 days ago

Lol….. Age old feuds….. I barely even remember the game

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
12 days ago

The special one with special tactics

Gideon
Gideon
12 days ago

That means the rivalry is going to end soon right

Umukoro Ufuoma
Umukoro Ufuoma
12 days ago

Good managers in the world of football, I respect both

Ndubest Ndubest
Ndubest Ndubest
12 days ago

This very nice

Michael Josi
Michael Josi
12 days ago

That’s football for you, the way it starts may not not be the way it will end.

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
12 days ago

Both perfect indeed

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
12 days ago

Well this is old story and Mourinho is expired

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
12 days ago

Classic Jose… Clearly remember dis match, brought me so much joy

Joseph Gbenga
Joseph Gbenga
12 days ago

He is saying that now because they later won,hadn’t be they didn’t he will be silent.why don’t he talk about the 2011 own in UCL too or the famous 5:0 el classico

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
12 days ago

Okay

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
12 days ago

Cant forget that special night at the camp nou, mourinho really the master planner, the rivalry still on.

Obinna Stanley okoye
Obinna Stanley okoye
12 days ago

Jose is always known for master class tactics and mind game

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
12 days ago

The special one always has something to say

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
11 days ago

Hmm Mourinho the special one will never seize to amaze people sometimes his talking use to save him

Uzomacomfort
Uzomacomfort
11 days ago

The part Mourinho said, Don’t start the party yet, the game is still on. really gots me

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
11 days ago

Wow, that’s great between these two amazing coach.

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
11 days ago

Dis is not ending yet

Atte
Atte
11 days ago

He said those words to Pep in the spirit of sportsmanship, in his faintest idea, he never knew he would win eventually.

Ajao sherif
Ajao sherif
11 days ago

The clash was so hilarious mehn!!! I cried my eyes out then hope we did defeat them by two goals to none..

Emmanuel Aso otisi
Emmanuel Aso otisi
11 days ago

Jose Mourinho and drama are 5&6 will never forget that day

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
11 days ago

Smh, onLy god knw when Jose mourinho wanna go chance.

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
11 days ago

Both of them are boss let them shine

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
11 days ago

The special one is full of drama

Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
Ogunsola hammed Opeyemi
11 days ago

This rivalry will not end anytime soon

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
11 days ago

Mourinho is just funny man

Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
11 days ago

Remember dat match it was epic indeed

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
11 days ago

two rivals

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
11 days ago

Wao it did worked

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
11 days ago

Yes ,u never tell what could happen until game is over despite the sent off of Motta he still have hope that game can still turn around.and we all kno that mourhino is a controversial coach he must perform his drama on pitch

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
11 days ago

Joe is a funny coach, he still believe that he will qualify even with the red card given to motta

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
11 days ago

He told him d fact. Playing a player less doesn’t mean you have lost a game

William Ayewe INAEDE
William Ayewe INAEDE
11 days ago

Mourinho the tactical and arrogant one

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
10 days ago

There rivalry will end one day

Stanley Ejike Raphael
Stanley Ejike Raphael
10 days ago

The special one with special techniques